Category Archives: Biblical Allusions 2016

Moses’ Journey in American Literature

Metaphors and motives of the Bible transcend the boundaries of worship and impact literature, even if the motive of the story is not religious in nature. Numbers are common in Bible stories, including Moses and the Israelites. The number 40 … Continue reading

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The Test of Abraham in American Literature

There is no plot to a story without a conflict and a test of character, and in a Biblical story there is always a test by God. In this particular test, Abraham was asked to kill his son in a … Continue reading

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Water and Literature

The story of The Flood in Genesis is used as a motif throughout literature. The motif of water deals with cleansing and rebirth. The story states that God caused a flood to rid the Earth of all of Humanities’ sins … Continue reading

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David & Goliath: An Unlikely Pairing

For many children, myself included, one of the first Biblical stories they are exposed to is the story of David & Goliath. This story is the epitome of an underdog story: a young boy who longs to fight in the … Continue reading

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Biblical Serpents in American Literature

The Bible tells the first installment of the story of the human race, and from the very beginning, humans have had to deal with temptation. In the Bible, a snake personifies the Devil, who in turn personifies temptation, and Adam and … Continue reading

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Into the Wilderness

Uncultivated, uninhabited, and inhospitable are some of the words people typically use to describe a wilderness, but in literary terms wilderness can have quiete a different meaning. It can be associated with words such as transformation, self discovery, and growth. … Continue reading

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The Importance of the Number Three

The number three is extremely prevalent in the story of Jesus’ Crucifixion. It is a crucial motif that ultimately creates the basis for the entire New Testament. It is also mentioned many times throughout the course of the story. For … Continue reading

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Biblical Allusions – Trees

“The Garden Test” from Genesis Chapters 2-3, or the story of Adam and Eve, is one of the most iconic Bible stories. It is the story in Eve is tempted into eating from it by the serpent, before giving it … Continue reading

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The Garden Test

Gardens in the Bible serve as a symbolic setting in which an important test occurs, leading to an eventual loss of innocence. Gardens in the Bible are highly symbolic in and of themselves, as they were meant to represent the … Continue reading

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